President Erdogan faces the biggest electoral challenge of his career

ANKARA (Reuters) - After dominating Turkish politics for a decade and a half, President Tayyip Erdogan now faces his biggest electoral challenge, from a combative former teacher who has revitalized a dispirited opposition in less than two months. Turkey holds presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday that are among the most

Opposition parties struggle to get air time in Turkey’s election

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's main state-run TV station devoted 67 hours of airtime to President Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party last month in the run-up to elections, according to two opposition members of television watchdog RTUK. His main presidential rival, Muharrem Ince, had less than seven. "They make pro-government broadcasting with

Polls suggest that Erdogan can lose parliamentary majority

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey could stage another election if the alliance between President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party and the nationalist MHP party cannot form a majority in parliament after Sunday's vote, the MHP leader said. Turks will vote on June 24 in presidential and parliamentary elections that will herald a

Revitalized opposition awaits President Erdogan in the election

(Reuters) ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday faces the biggest ballot box challenge of his 15-year grip on Turkey, seeking to overcome a revitalized opposition against the background of an increasingly troubled economy. A self-styled heavyweight champion of campaigning, Erdogan has won successive elections since his Islamic-rooted ruling party came

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